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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) vs GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) has a GPU core clock speed of 650 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 970 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, which features core clock speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 135 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (80%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should perform a lot faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 62080 MB/sec
Difference: 23936 (39%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be quite a bit (about 61%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92). (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 41600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 25216 (61%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is superior to the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92), and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 10400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23008 (221%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) GeForce GTX 1050 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Dec 2007 May 2018
Code Name G92 GP107
Memory 512 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 1392 MHz
Memory Speed 1940 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 135 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 62080 MB/sec 86016 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41600 Mtexels/sec 66816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 33408 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 768
Texture Mapping Units 64 48
Render Output Units 16 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 96-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 14 nm
Transistors 754 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92)

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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